Christmas storm 2013 proves to be irritating.
The wind was so strong it pushed my wifes' horse trailer in to the barn doors. This made the doors slide open and let all of the wind and rain in. The 80mph winds turned everything upside down and threw every thing everywhere. The clean up took about 5 hours and the drying of parts will take longer still. However, I am pleased to report that everything is drying out and the experience has not dampened my enthusiasm:-) Happy Christmas 2013!
The Workshop where it all happens
The workshop for this project is actually an agricultural barn. There was lots of clutter but I've cleaned it up and given myself a generous working space. There is no glass in the windows and the wind whistles through so I'll have to build some shutters. If I make one a week it would be weather tight by October. I am buying the odd workbench and table on ebay to get some more bench space. The workshop will evolve over time but for now this is what we have to work with.
Workshop/Barn before the clean up
Workshop/Barn after the clean up
Shutter windows to keep the weather out
The workshop/barm has the holes for windows but does not actually have any windows. So the time has come to put some in. Here you can see the before and after. I'll build a couple a month and eventually it'll be finished. This one was built in a thunderstorm with rain lashing. It was great to close to keep the rain away from my TR4A rebuild:-)
Workshop Storage System
The advice from TR Register member Peejay4A was "Get a load of those stackable cardboard fruit trays to store parts. Make up an index sheet for each tray and as you place a part in a tray mark up the index with the part description". So here you go. A load of cardboard boxes that will be indexed.
I have not put a workshop post up for a while. So, we have pretty such solved the water and flooding issues. We have weatherproofed the building and it has made a massive difference. The only issue now is all of the the other vehicles we share the barn with and the constant building work inside. The pictures below show our ever moving workspace getting ready for the body tub and the refit to the chassis.
A little look at the shop as the chassis awaits the body to be dropped on! Another workshop clean up and rearrangement to make it happen. Right now the weather is howling winds and rain but so far so good. No flooding like in previous years! Looms like all our hard work on the water has paid off!